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Burberry, Asics among companies recognised in S&P Yearbook

15 February 2021 | Michelle Russell

British luxury clothing brand Burberry, Italian skiwear maker Moncler, and Japanese footwear brand Asics have been identified as global leaders for engaging with their suppliers on climate change.... read more


Outdoor specialist Haglöfs picks PLM to scale business

17 December 2020 | Michelle Russell

Swedish outdoor clothing, footwear and hardware specialist Haglöfs has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.... read more


Clothing firms progress on preventing plastic pollution

30 October 2019 | Michelle Russell

A progress report on global efforts to prevent plastic pollution has praised clothing retailers Ganni, Marks & Spencer and Woolworths Holdings for their efforts so far to reduce plastic packaging.... read more


Asics reinvestment weighs on Q1 earnings

16 May 2018 | Michelle Russell

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics saw both its earnings and sales slide in the first quarter as the company invested in its five-year strategic plan and cut some low margin products.... read more


Asics to open Barcelona sports innovation hub

13 March 2018 | Michelle Russell

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics is preparing to launch a technology innovation lab in Barcelona, designed to attract and support European sports and well-being start-ups.... read more


Lindex invests in female textile worker health

7 March 2018 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has pledged to donate 10% of its revenues during International Women’s Day (8 March) to the HERhealth project, which aims to improve health and lives of female textile workers.... read more


Lindex CEO Larsson steps down

22 August 2017 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has appointed Elisabeth Peregi as interim chief executive officer following the resignation of Ingvar Larsson.... read more


Lindex launches supply chain gender equality programme

7 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has launched a three-year project aimed at creating gender equality and inclusiveness for women in its supply chain, starting in Bangladesh.... read more


Asics to release supplier list and accelerate energy efficiency

26 May 2017 | Michelle Russell

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation intends to publicly disclose its apparel and footwear suppliers in the year ahead, and says it will accelerate its energy efficiency projects to try to reduce emissions after falling behind in progress towards its 2020 CO2 reduction targets.... read more


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

25 May 2017 | Michelle Russell

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.... read more


Asics eyes Middle East growth with new Dubai subsidiary

13 March 2017 | Michelle Russell

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has opened a subsidiary in Dubai as part of plans to grow its business in the Middle East, replicating the brand's success in Europe.... read more


Adidas and Burberry awarded 'gold' for sustainability work

20 February 2017 | Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.... read more


Lindex selects new software to build digital footprint

5 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has implemented new content management software to help speed time-to-market for its global digital e-commerce presence.... read more


Apparel majors among top sustainability performers

9 September 2016 | Michelle Russell

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.... read more


Stockmann CEO Thelin in immediate departure

4 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

Per Thelin, the chief executive of Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group, is to leave the group with immediate effect after just one year in the role. ... read more


Asics unveils growth plan on lower FY profit

17 February 2016 | Michelle Russell

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has outlined a new plan for sustainable global growth as it revealed higher full-year sales but a fall in earnings. ... read more


AUSTRALIA: David Jones shareholders agree to Woolworths takeover

14 July 2014 | Michelle Russell

Shareholders in Australian department store retailer David Jones have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a takeover from Woolworths Holdings in a deal worth AUD2.2bn (US$2.1bn).... read more


CHINA: Brands urged to uphold responsibility at Yue Yuen

24 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

Hong Kong-based advocacy group Globalization Monitor has issued an open letter to brands sourcing from the striking Yue Yuen factory in China - Adidas, Nike, and Timberland - demanding they uphold their corporate social responsibility.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Holdings clothing sales climb

17 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has booked an increase in domestic clothing sales in the first 26 weeks of its 2014 fiscal year.... read more